Tag Archives: rhythm

Do Animals Have Rhythm? Another Look at Musical Animals

  I’ve written on this subject before, the answer being that some animals really do dance in response to music (birds) and others are simply trained to go through the motions (dogs). Whenever I see a new example of musical … Continue reading

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My Favorite Students, Part 1

I’m not going to talk about specific students in this post, but rather the kind of people I most like to work with, and why.  In other words, as marketing people like to say, my target market. I like to … Continue reading

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Art, Percussion, and Dance

Music and dance go hand in hand, but sometimes the dance IS the music, or at least part of it.  The most obvious example of this is tap dance, where the dance creates the percussion.  Tap is the perfect blend … Continue reading

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Why Do Dance Teachers Take Dance Lessons?

  My last two posts were about two amazing dance teachers who are influencing me now.  More than one person has asked me, since I’ve been teaching for more than three decades, am I still taking lessons.  There are so … Continue reading

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Do Justice to the Culture Whose Dance You Are Borrowing Part II

Last week I wrote about my Samba teacher Jacqui Barnes.  Today I’ll introduce you to my latin rhythms teacher, Yismari Ramos.   Like Jacqui, Yismari is passionate about the music of her culture (Cuban) and the the way the dance … Continue reading

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